TotalTread is a ready-mixed, slip-resistant polyurethane non-skid deck paint with unique Propyltex™ wax texturing agents. The rounded shape of Propyltex™ waxes provides optimum gloss control and is less abrasive compared to silica texturing agents found in most non-skid deck paints or additives.
Apply TotalTread by brush or roller. You will love the grippy, but not abrasive, high-traction surface. Apply a second coat for even more grip. Available in Quart and Gallon sizes in 3 colors: Sand Beige, Kingston Gray, and White. These colors match our TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside paint colors.
Free quick-start kit included with each order: Contains (2 ea) paint pots, (2 ea) stir sticks, (1 pr) latex gloves.
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Most non-skid deck paints rely on a 'sand' silica additive to provide grip. While they are certainly effective at providing secure footing, they have a few drawbacks: Scrub your deck too hard and the additive can become visible, leaving unsightly dark specks. The shape of traditional additives doesn't bond well with the paint, and the finish doesn't last all that long.
Our TotalTread is formulated to address these issues. Instead of a hard irregular shaped silica grit agent, TotalTread's wax rubber spheres are shock absorbing to give the finish some elasticity. The paint sticks better, and the finish looks better longer. It's easier to clean and won't wear away from scrubbing. And, because it's still a 1 part finish, it's easy to apply.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTE:
TotalBoat TotalTread should be applied in thin coats. 1-2 thin coats are recommended, for best results.
Thinning (Brush/Roll Application)
Can be thinned 5-10% with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100, if needed.
Thinning (Spray Application)
Thin with xylene, typically 15-20%. Thinning percentage varies by sprayer type and conditions.
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
TotalBoat Topside Primer, TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer (Metals), TotalBoat TotalProtect (Fiberglass/Metals), TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat (Metals)
Recommended Number of Coats
1-2 thin coats.
250-300 Sq. ft. per gallon
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including titanium dioxide and ethylbenzene, known to the State of California to cause cancer, as well as chemicals, including ethanol, known to the State of California to cause developmental toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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I have a 50 year old sailboat and the non-skid has never been painted. It has a diamond pattern embossed in the non-skid areas. Do I need to sand these areas down before applying this product?
A good scrub while cleaning using a maroon scotch-brite pad and a good cleaner like simple green and water will be enough to abrade and clean it, then a good rinse should be enough prior to painting.
JD Tech Team
Can this be applied on plywood coated with west system 105/206 or do I need primer ?
We always recommend using a primer on top of epoxy resin.
JD Tech Team
I have a Catalina 34, the Deck has several areas of Non-Skid, it appears to be a diamond embossing (each diamond edge is about 3/16") Gray (the rest of the deck is White Fiberglass, some with a very fine non-skid in the gel coat)If I were to use Total Tread - Would I have to sand down the Gray non-skid completely as the gullies in the non-skid would not be sanded if I just ran a sander over the surface.
You could use a scotch brite pad and scuff up the surface, clean, prime, and paint.
JD Tech Team
I have a 38 foot Luhrs sportfish. It has several areas of non skid, on the bow, gunwales, and stern fishing area. Some of the non-skid is worn and speckled darker due to wear and age. I was considering this product but am not sure if I should be using a polyester gelcoat with a non-skid additive as opposed to a polyurethane based product???
The decision of which non-skid method to use is always a tough one. 1-component urethane systems such as this will give (generally) 3-10 years of good use. 2-component urethane systems will probably give you another 2-5 years on that, and gelcoat could be more or less than either option (depending on use of course). The simple advantages to a product like this is you can simply mask, clean, scuff, and apply. If areas need touchup in the future, the color may not match from years of UV degradation, but there is no added chemistry to apply more TotalTread, as opposed to mixing MEKP or catalysts or activators for other system types. Simply mask, prep and apply.
JD Tech Associate
Can I use this product on starboard?
No. Port side only.
This product will not stick to starboard, it will peel off with very little effort unfortunately.
JD Tech Associate
I have a 14' aluminum jon boat. Plan to clean, etch and prime with TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat Primer. Can TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint be painted over the Barrier Coat Primer?
Absolutely yes. Allow the Barrier Coat to cure completely, then sand with 220-grit sandpaper until it is smooth, clean away any sanding residue, then apply as directed. The TB Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat really makes a great foundation for TotalTread.
JD Tech Associate
Hello, I have recently painted my decks with an alk enamel. Would total tread be compatible with my deck paint if so can you let me know about how far a gallon of paint covers.Thank you
We can not give a guaranteed compatibility over every specific paint, but that type of resin system for paint should work with TotalTread. We always recommend testing in a small inconspicuous spot for proper adhesion and compatibility. One gallon generally yields 350-400 sq ft.
JD Tech Associate
I have a 1976 Pearson sailboat with hatched patterns, these are no skid areas in the cockpit area on top of the sail locker lids and other standing/sitting areas that appears to have been painted using a template (or it could be a well worn decal) the color is yellow (as are all the non-skid surface area). I assume there won't be any problem getting the paint to adhere, it's only slightly glossier than the surrounding white area, but how will it be to sit on such a surface (will it rip clothing or be uncomfortable)?
This product was designed mostly for your type of application. Mask the areas that you need to paint, lightly sand, then remove any sanding residue, and paint. After 1-2 coats (3 if you want even more grit) you should have a consistent, but relatively comfortable surface that provides adequate non-skid for safety in most conditions, but it is not harsh like sitting on 24-grit sandpaper. The non-skid media size in TotalTread was chosen for these qualities.
JD Tech Associate.
3 questions: 1- Will it adhere over existing non-skid? I made a few repairs, so part is new glass and the other part is highly sanded non-skid. I plan to prime the bare glass and then repaint the entire swim platform with TotalTread, just want to make sure it will adhere to the existing non-skid?2- roughy how many sq/ft does a quart cover?3- does it require a top coat of anything?THANK YOU!!!
1. Yes it will. Make sure to clean the surface, degrease/dewax it, sand it with 220-grit (not to the point of sanding off non-skid, just give the new paint a little bit to grab onto), remove all sanding residue, and apply in 1-2 thin coats as directed.2. One quart will yield roughly 80 sq ft at one coat (minus any waste material in the brush, rollers, roller tray, etc.) 3. It does not require a topcoat, and it is UV stable.
JD Tech Associate
Can this paint be applied with a HVLP Spray gun?
We have found that customers find a way to successfully spray anything these days. So the short answer is yes, but the proper mil tip must be used to accommodate the media in the paint. Using a larger nozzle, we'll just say 1.8 or 2.0mm or larger, at the same time will make it difficult for the paint to atomize. Thin with Xylene.
JD Tech Associate.
Surprisingly good non-skid paint!
I like this stuff! It is easy to apply and has good coverage. The white has an easy on the eyes matte look that supplies the just right contrast to the white Topside paint used for trim.I found rolling to be the superior way to apply the paint, brushing tends to leave brush marks even if thinned. Somewhat counter to what seems logical, rolling the paint out more makes the non-skid more obvious.
Chesapeake Bay for now.
I coated the interior of a sliding seat rowing wherry with the total tread and it is one of the better decisions I've made. Nice looking low gloss finish and it seems as durable as a truck bed liner. Applies easily with a brush. Great product
Hmmm, not sure
This is my first time painting a boat so take this with a grain of salt. Fibreglass boat. I painted the anchor cover today with Total Tread to see how it was going to work out. I was surprised by two things. 1, I was surprised how fine the aggregate is. I expected it to be more course.2, I was surprised as to how little aggregate was in it the paint. I bought a can of Epifanes Polypropylene Non-Skid Beads to use on a different part of the deck. I just added 1/2 of this little can to the quart of Total Deck and I now have the results I was expecting. I expected about 80 - 90% aggregate in the mix. It seems like it was closer to 20 - 30%. Now that I added the Epifanes Polypropylene Non-Skid Beads, I have 90- 100% aggregate. I like it better. Just my two cents. 4 stars so far.
appears to be an outstanding product
i have not been able to apply this paint to my boat yet. was always so tired and recently was diagnosed with cancer which answered that reason and now that it is so hot here in florida i have to wait for the cool part of the day which is after 6pm and then there is only about a 1 to 1 1/2 hours to work. i read every report i could on this paint and it seems to be exactly what i need and i am happy to have it. hope to get it on soon
I would buy this product again, i have already told someone
I painted the inside up to the gunwales of an 18 ft alum. boat. The nonskid paint was easy to apply and it turned out better that I ever expected. The thinner was the key for good paint flow. Great paint...
Excellent Coverage and Easy to keep clean
Went on smooth and good coverage. So far I love it!
North Fort Myers
I would buy this product again
Used on the deck of my J24. Seems to have provided more traction on what was a "skating rink". The paint "scuffed" a bit when I went on the boat the day after I applied it. It wasn't quite dry after about 18 hours. I think I put it on too thick. Should have used a foam roller.
Finger Lakes, NY
2 gallons new marine ply deck 8x20ft 4mo ply grain opened up
used 2gallons just as specified in normal weather february 4months later the grain opened up so I have bought 1 more gallon to saved new 8x20 ft deck
fort myers fl
Great coverage and non skid distribution.
I used this product on an older (1981) deck. A coat of primer and 2 coats of this has been fantastic. I used a roller with a 3/8" nap and it rolled out nice. Be sure to mask anything you might errantly over roll as it is very sticky (a good thing). Seems to clean very easily, bugs wash right up. The product seems to attract rain on the weekends as it has rained every Saturday since I applied it.